SPINACH FETA CHICKEN BURGERS

Makes: 4 servings Prep: 10 minutes
Bake: 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • Tzatziki:
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, cored and sliced
  • 1 container (7 ounces) plain 2% Greek yogurt (such as Fage)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Burgers:
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plain, dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 package small pitas (8 per package)

Directions

1. Heat oven to 400°. Heat grill or grill pan to medium heat.

2. Tzatziki: In a medium-size bowl, stir together the cucumber slices, tomato, yogurt and salt. Set aside.

3. Burgers: In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, spinach, feta cheese, oregano, bread crumbs, onion powder, salt and pepper. Stir together until blended. Shape into 4 equal-size patties. Coat patties with nonstick cooking spray.

4. Grill burgers for 12 minutes, flipping once, or until instant-read thermometer inserted into burger registers 160°. Meanwhile, bake pitas at 400° for 8 minutes. Place one burger on a pita round. Top burger with about 1/4 cup tzatziki, if desired, and a second pita. Repeat with remaining ingredients; serve extra tzatziki on the side.

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